The project Inselungen consists of a sound installation and a talk series that continues the theme of last year’s project Entre Pindorama: a project about social interaction with “the other” or more precisely, the ideas of Antropofagia, a way of cultural appropriation.
For Inselungen, artists, cultural theorists and the public are asked, if there is a way to transfer the ideas of Antropofagia into the European context. For that cause, several projects that were realized in different places and contexts will be put up for discussion. Global findings will be discussed in the light of local experience, what might result in a “glocal” level. By transferring, connecting and breaking off meta narratives, intermediate forms of narration will be created, the so-called Inselungen – new places, shaped like islands, that are made up of diverse meanings and ideas.
Inselungen go beyond the geographic or geologic notion of islands. They also have nothing to do with “language islands” or “cultural islands” that were described within the humanities. Inselungen refer to ideas of Lyotard and Glissant, who described islands as places of communicative interaction, as a cultural strategy. Inselungen is a series of independent “islands of understanding” that stimulate a chain of thoughts. The Inselung is the center of ann open cultural network.
The project was curated and organized by Annette Krauss, Elke aus dem Moore, Lili Scholtes, Martin Schmid and Wiebke Trunk. Freelance support: Ruby Sircar. Assistance: Sabina Husicic. Thanks to Enzio Wetzel, Goethe-Institute Cairo.